eduroam

Eduroam is a WiFi network available in thousands of locations worldwide. These locations agree to allow students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity.  Rutgers affiliates can configure their devices for eduroam and connect to it while visiting participating institutions. Visiting affiliates from participating institutions can also connect to eduroam at Rutgers. 

Connect to eduroam at Other Institutions 

  1. Before traveling to other eduroam-participating institutions, Rutgers University faculty, staff, and students must configure their device using the installer here.
  2. Afterward, select the eduroam wireless network on your device’s wireless connection settings and login using the following credentials:

A list of participating eduroam institutions is available on the eduroam website.
Click here for more information for the Rutgers community about connecting while traveling. 

Connect to eduroam at Rutgers University 

  1. Select the eduroam wireless network on your device’s wireless connection settings.
  2. Sign in with your Eduroam credentials.

Click here for more information about connecting as a visitor.
 


What is eduroam?

Eduroam allows all Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of free and secure wireless service when visiting an eduroam (education roaming) member university, and allows visitors from member universities access when visiting Rutgers. Most Big 10 schools are participating members of the eduroam consortium. Also, many other universities, research centers, and libraries around the world are members.

The eduroam network is available at participating institutions in over 67 territories throughout the world. A full list of participating institutions in the US can be found on the eduroam-US web page. A list of world wide participants can be found here. To use eduroam, you will need a WiFi (802.11b/g/n) enabled device such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Instructions for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff

  • In order to connect to eduroam, you will need to configure each device you would like to use by running the Rutgers eduroam installer, located here. During the installation process, you will be prompted for your Rutgers NetID and password. 
  • Once you have used the installer to configure your device, you should be able to connect to wireless networks named "eduroam" at any participating institution. Before you leave Rutgers, please test that you have configured your device correctly by attempting to connect to the eduroam network while on the Rutgers campus with your NetID in the form of "netid@rutgers.edu" and your NetID password.
  • If you are having trouble configuring your device for eduroam or connecting to eduroam while traveling to another institution, please contact your local computing Help Desk. Please note the IT personnel at the institution you are visiting will not be able to assist you with authentication issues that may be preventing you from accessing eduroam.

Security Reminders While Traveling

  • When visiting other institutions, members of the Rutgers community must follow the guidelines in the Rutgers Acceptable Use Policy
  • Use Rutgers VPN on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to create an encrypted connection to University resources. 
  • Install antivirus software on your devices.
  • Assume that any networks or devices other than your own are insecure. Rember that eduroam will never show a webpage asking for your username and/or password. This is a sign that someone is attempting to hijack your password – do not use any network that requests this information.

Instructions for visitors from other institutions

  • Visitors from eduroam member institutions can access the eduroam wireless network throughout the Rutgers campus. The configuration process for your device will vary and specific instructions on connecting to eduroam would be provided by your home institution.
  • If you are having problems connecting to eduroam on the Rutgers campus, please contact the IT staff at your home institution.
  • Visitors from eduroam participating institutions must follow the policies and guidelines of their home institutions.

More Info

If you have more questions about eduroam, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the eduroam website.